1892 Foundation of the building company
1900-1920 First public and industrial orders:
1947 Construction of the first company building in Hickengrundstraße
Fifties/Sixties Core activity: complex building construction projects, e.g.:
1959 Purchase of a tamping machine at a time when track laying started to become more technological
1969 Construction of the precast concrete sections factory
First big project: construction of the central furniture warehouse “Franz” in Haiger
1971 Introduction of a profit share scheme for staff, the so-called “partnership model”
Early Seventies Development of first standard products (weather shelters, Hering WC facilities)
1975 Successful completion of first turnkey projects:
fire stations and gymnasiums
1986 Acquisition of the dynamic track stabiliser DGS 62 N
1991 Setting up of a new branch in Leipzig
Purchase of a second track laying crane
1995 First building company in Europe to be validated according to EMAS
Starting 1996 Development of foreign markets
1996 First external audit according to DIN ISO 9001
1997 Development of the system platform type modula®
2001 Closure of the pre-assembled turnkey activity and focus on prefabricated high-quality facades
2003 Award “Supplier of the year 2003 by DB AG” (German Railways)
2004 Extension of rail crane fleet by a 150 tons crane
2008 Winner of the BMAS "Shaping Employment" competition
2010 Takeover of VolkerRail Deutschland GmbH and foundation of Hering Gleisbau GmbH, Wesel
2010 Development and market launch of "rail & fresh", Hering's premium public toilet facility for railway stations.
2013 First great order in the field of "Noise protection systems for railways" on the railway line between Coburg and Ilmenau.
2015 Market introduction of Hering Architectural Concrete HAC at the BAU 2015 in Munich
2016 Nomination as “2016 Supplier of the Year” by DB AG (Deutsche Bahn AG)
2017 125-year anniversary of Hering!
2017 Hering opens Germany’s first transit hotel “MY CLOUD” inside Frankfurt am Main Airport
2018 First declaration of compliance issued in accordance with the ‘Deutsche Nachhaltigkeits Kodex’ (DNK – ‘German Sustainability Code’)
You can download a detailed overview of the company history here (PDF, approximately 3 MB).